British cyclist smashes fundraising target after conquering Beast of Provence 4 times in a single day on behalf of a UK based Kenyan charity

Steve Curtis cycled up Mount Ventoux
Steve Curtis cycled to the summit of Mont Ventoux 4 times in a single day. Photo: Facebook/St Peter’s Life Line

St Peter’s Life-Life fundraiser Steve Curtis recently completed a charity challenge by cycling up renowned cycling challenge, Mont Ventoux in the Provence region of southern France four times and beaten his own target in the process.

The iconic mountain, nicknamed ‘The Beast of Provence’ has become legendary as one of the most gruelling climbs in the Tour de France and there are three routes to the top. Steve’s four ascents saw him cycle around 115 miles, climbing 20,000 feet in the process.

Although Steve completed his challenge in mid-July, donations have continued meaning he has surpassed his initial £2,250 target by £920. Thanks to the generosity of Steve’s donations and other fundraisers, the charity has been able to send £4,100 to Kenya which will provide lunch every day to over 1,500 primary school children for the whole of the Christmas term. 

Steve is accepting donations until 16 October and if you would like to contribute, please visit his MyDonate fundraising page.

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